The Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum.
Charles Bean, Australia's official World War I historian, first conceived a museum memorial to Australian soldiers while observing the 1916 battles in France. The Australian War Records Section was established in May 1917 to ensure preservation of records relating to the war being fought at the time.
Remembrance Nature Park, located behind the War Memorial, is the Canberra terminus of the Remembrance Driveway, a system of arboreal parks, landmarks and road-side stops between Sydney and Canberra commemorating the 24 World War II and Vietnam War Victoria Cross recipients.
Anzac Parade is a short, broad boulevard named in honour of the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps . It stretches from near the north shore of Lake Burley Griffin to the foot of the Memorial proper, along the line of sight from Parliament House.
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM